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Salaries by Major at Sam Houston State University

How much money do Sam Houston State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,800 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for SHSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $67,100 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $55,300 and Construction Engineering Technologies graduates who have a median starting income of $55,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $62,600 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $62,200 and Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) who earn $56,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Sam Houston State University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Sam Houston State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $67,100
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $62,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $62,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $56,700
Music (Master's Degree) $56,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,300
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $55,100
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $55,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $50,500
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $49,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $48,900
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $47,100
Education, Other (Master's Degree) $46,200
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $45,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $41,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
History (Master's Degree) $30,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $18,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227881 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Sam Houston State University.